The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSat, 29 Aug 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngCity of London lawyers highlight chance of stalling in global recovery<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/city-of-london-lawyers-highlight-chance-of-stalling-in-global-recovery-60031536/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon14.jpg' border='0'/></a>A fall in the number of deals that lawyers advised on in H1 2015 is being seen by the Law Society as the possible preface to 'a short term stalling in the recovery of the UK and international economy'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/city-of-london-lawyers-highlight-chance-of-stalling-in-global-recovery-60031536/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:08Widow charged with murder of defence lawyer at end of honeymoon<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/widow-charged-with-murder-of-defence-lawyer-at-end-of-honeymoon-16320280/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cou11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 42-year old widow of a 51-year old UK criminal lawyer, David Edwards from Chorley in Lancashire, has appeared in court and charged with his murder but she did not enter a plea.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/widow-charged-with-murder-of-defence-lawyer-at-end-of-honeymoon-16320280/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:08BigLaw refugees turn to NewLaw firms for quality of life<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-refugees-turn-to-newlaw-firms-for-quality-of-life-69183640/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wor12.jpg' border='0'/></a>NewLaw is offering innovative business models and better work-iife balance than BigLaw, according to law professor Joan Williams of the University of California at Hastings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-refugees-turn-to-newlaw-firms-for-quality-of-life-69183640/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:08DLA Piper recruits three-partner construction team from Eversheds UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-recruits-three-partner-construction-team-from-eversheds-uk-59406856/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Man11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The three partners are joining DLA in Manchester, with one becoming a consultant and the other two becoming partners in the infrastructure, construction and transport group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-recruits-three-partner-construction-team-from-eversheds-uk-59406856/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:08Modest pay rises satisfy majority of Australian lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/modest-pay-rises-satisfy-majority-of-australian-lawyers-13673114/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mel12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian lawyers in private practice saw an average increase of 3% in pay this year, with 60% of them expressing satisfaction at this outcome, according to the Jacinta Fish Legal Salary Survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/modest-pay-rises-satisfy-majority-of-australian-lawyers-13673114/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:08Paul Hastings creates pod spaces for junior lawyers in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-creates-pod-spaces-for-junior-lawyers-in-new-york-12835982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Man13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The new office space that Paul Hastings is moving into next spring is to contain seating for first and second year newly-qualified lawyers in pods of 12 on the ends of floors, in spaces to be known as 'end zones'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-creates-pod-spaces-for-junior-lawyers-in-new-york-12835982/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:08Sole practitioners have undergone miserable existence for 30 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sole-practitioners-have-undergone-miserable-existence-for-30-years-37211954/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/USA11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sole practitioners have 'done miserably since the 1980s', according to Professor Benjamin Barton, author of 'Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sole-practitioners-have-undergone-miserable-existence-for-30-years-37211954/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:08Police given rights to use drones for tear gas and tasers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/police-given-rights-to-use-drones-for-tear-gas-and-tasers-40820949/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro14.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the most controversial pieces of legislation has been passed regarding drones, allowing police in North Dakota to equip them with 'less than lethal' weapons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/police-given-rights-to-use-drones-for-tear-gas-and-tasers-40820949/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:08Lateral hires surge 10pc as partner promotions fall in BigLaw firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lateral-hires-surge-10pc-as-partner-promotions-fall-in-biglaw-firms-65257385/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Boa12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lateral hiring of partners went up by 10% between 2007 and 2011, during which period the number of promotions of associates to partnership went down 21%.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lateral-hires-surge-10pc-as-partner-promotions-fall-in-biglaw-firms-65257385/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Speculation mounts as Slater + Gordon delays results<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/speculation-mounts-as-slater--gordon-delays-results-87665077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sha1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slater + Gordon, the listed Australian law group, has delayed publication of its annual results for four days, creating speculation that it might have an unpleasant surprise to disclose over its UK purchase, the troubled legal arm of Quindell.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/speculation-mounts-as-slater--gordon-delays-results-87665077/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Mining lawyers could be hit by stock market downturns<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mining-lawyers-could-be-hit-by-stock-market-downturns-61922716/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal work for mining lawyers is the most likely area to be hit in Australia by the falls in international stock exchanges and the economic problems coming from China, according to local lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mining-lawyers-could-be-hit-by-stock-market-downturns-61922716/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Dewey & LeBoeuf GC talks of pre-collapse crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey--leboeuf-gc-talks-of-pre-collapse-crisis-92802892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Man13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former general counsel at Dewey, the US firm which ceased operations in May 2012, has given evidence about how the 1,000-lawyer practice was 'in crisis' from early on that year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey--leboeuf-gc-talks-of-pre-collapse-crisis-92802892/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Travers and Mayer Brown rise up pay tables for junior London lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/travers-and-mayer-brown-rise-up-pay-tables-for-junior-london-lawyers-21151090/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sal1.jpg' border='0'/></a>City of London-based law firm Travers Smith is hiking pay for the most junior lawyers by nearly 9% - believed to be the biggest rise at this level in leading London firms - and is followed by Mayer Brown which is putting them up by nearly 8%.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/travers-and-mayer-brown-rise-up-pay-tables-for-junior-london-lawyers-21151090/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Leading Kenyan law firm moves to single practice management platform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/leading-kenyan-law-firm-moves-to-single-practice-management-platform-77257395/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ken1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Anjarwlla & Khanna (A&K), the 80-lawyer practice which is the largest corporate law firm in East Africa, is installing software from Deltek Maconomy to streamline its administration, matter management and other functions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/leading-kenyan-law-firm-moves-to-single-practice-management-platform-77257395/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Indian law firms say they are ready to compete with foreigners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-law-firms-say-they-are-ready-to-compete-with-foreigners-32111757/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ind13.jpg' border='0'/></a>After 20 years of preparation, Indian law firms are ready to compete with law firms from abroad, according to the president of the Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-law-firms-say-they-are-ready-to-compete-with-foreigners-32111757/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08IT company supplies 47 of Am Law 100 six years after formation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/it-company-supplies-47-of-am-law-100-six-years-after-formation-11766218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HiT1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Prosperoware, the Philadelphia-based software company, says it is also supplying 66 of the Am Law 200 practices and that its clients include Akin Gump, Goodwin Procter, DLA Piper and Duane Morris.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/it-company-supplies-47-of-am-law-100-six-years-after-formation-11766218/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:08Inhouse does not offer the easy life, says Hong Kong GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/inhouse-does-not-offer-the-easy-life-says-hong-kong-gc-81660289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Edith Shih advises private practice lawyers seeking an easier career option to look elsewhere.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/inhouse-does-not-offer-the-easy-life-says-hong-kong-gc-81660289/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:08Hedge fund settles with US over Yahoo competition claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hedge-fund-settles-with-us-over-yahoo-competition-claims-32827542/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Yahoo8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Third Point, a US based hedge fund, has avoided a large fine by settling with the US government over claims it breached antitrust law in 2011 when it acquired a minority stake in Yahoo.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hedge-fund-settles-with-us-over-yahoo-competition-claims-32827542/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:08NY Federal Court awards Kering early victory in Alibaba case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ny-federal-court-awards-kering-early-victory-in-alibaba-case-80460077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Alibaba (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Paris-based luxury brand owner Kering has won a court order banning sales of counterfeit versions of its high-end goods by certain vendors in ecommerce company Alibaba Group's online marketplaces.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ny-federal-court-awards-kering-early-victory-in-alibaba-case-80460077/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-55713477/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oracle.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-55713477/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:08Ford GC warns against diluting law firm brands through expansion plans<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ford-gc-warns-against-diluting-law-firm-brands-through-expansion-plans-9104250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/For13.jpg' border='0'/></a>David Leitch, general counsel of Ford, says that he seeks 'expertise' and 'value' when appointing law firms, rather than specifically seeking practices of a particular size and scope - and he warns against the dilution of quality as firms expand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ford-gc-warns-against-diluting-law-firm-brands-through-expansion-plans-9104250/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Ashurst recruits Skadden's former global private equity co-head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-recruits-skaddens-former-global-private-equity-co-head-76416529/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon19.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shaun Lascelles is returning to the London office of Ashurst, and his move is being seen as an upturn in the fortunes of the city of London-based practice which has lost some of its main corporate lawyers since 2013.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-recruits-skaddens-former-global-private-equity-co-head-76416529/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:08Pope opens doors for Swiss lawyer as Vatican tackles corruption<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pope-opens-doors-for-swiss-lawyer-as-vatican-tackles-corruption-49081823/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pop1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Rene Bruelhart spoke to the Financial Times about his role as the Vatican's chief anti-money laundering enforcer and about his co-operation with his next door neighbour, Pope Francis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pope-opens-doors-for-swiss-lawyer-as-vatican-tackles-corruption-49081823/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Chinese firm forms global network with 14 foreign practices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-firm-forms-global-network-with-14-foreign-practices-92880801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Glo14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chinese practice Ke Jie has set up Cathay Associates, a network of firms including offices in Paris, Tirana, Bangkok and Beijing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-firm-forms-global-network-with-14-foreign-practices-92880801/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Criminal lawyer stabbed after return from honeymoon<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/criminal-lawyer-stabbed-after-return-from-honeymoon-14503849/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fun1.jpg' border='0'/></a>David Edwards, 51, a criminal solicitor from Lancashire in the UK, died in his home with one stab wound, days after returning from honeymooning in Las Vegas - and his widow Sharon, 42, is understood to have been taken into custody.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/criminal-lawyer-stabbed-after-return-from-honeymoon-14503849/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Majority of US states consider passing drone laws<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/majority-of-us-states-consider-passing-drone-laws-99454214/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro11.jpg' border='0'/></a>As concerns rise that a proposed privacy law in California could stifle innovation, it emerges that a total of 156 drone bills have been considered by 45 US states with 18 of them passing into law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/majority-of-us-states-consider-passing-drone-laws-99454214/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Ulmer & Berne lawyers join Benesch to open Chicago office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ulmer--berne-lawyers-join-benesch-to-open-chicago-office-88322695/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi18.jpg' border='0'/></a>Benesh Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff has opened its eighth US office in the US by recruiting litigation partners Andrew Jarzyna and David Pope from Ulmer & Berne.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ulmer--berne-lawyers-join-benesch-to-open-chicago-office-88322695/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Contract lawyers go global as Israeli service set up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/contract-lawyers-go-global-as-israeli-service-set-up-49757683/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A contract lawyer service, LawFlex, has been set up in Israel, meaning that temporary lawyers are now available in large parts of the globe - the US, Europe and Asia, in particular - as an alternative to hiring a law firm in the traditional way.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/contract-lawyers-go-global-as-israeli-service-set-up-49757683/Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:08Senior lawyers warned of dangers of frequent flying<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/senior-lawyers-warned-of-dangers-of-frequent-flying-4695237/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Air12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Faster rates of ageing and a greater likelihood of heart attacks and strokes are among the dangers facing lawyers who are frequently in the air and staying at hotels, according to University of Sussex research and legal consultant Philip Gleed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/senior-lawyers-warned-of-dangers-of-frequent-flying-4695237/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:08Unhappy life of litigators highlighted by New Yorker<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/unhappy-life-of-litigators-highlighted-by-new-yorker-4258732/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cou13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation is described as an 'arms race' of 'dubious necessity' carried out by lawyers who are usually accused of being greedy but who are often 'unhappy and overworked', in an article in The New Yorker magazine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/unhappy-life-of-litigators-highlighted-by-new-yorker-4258732/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08A&O loses place on panel of leading UK energy client<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-loses-place-on-panel-of-leading-uk-energy-client-73190924/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UK16.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy and Squire Patton Boggs are two of the firms to fall off the panel at the National Grid, leaving space for new entrants including Herbert Smith Freehills and Addleshaw Goddard.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-loses-place-on-panel-of-leading-uk-energy-client-73190924/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08China crisis highlights legal need to pick strong business partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-crisis-highlights-legal-need-to-pick-strong-business-partners-39148568/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi11.jpg' border='0'/></a>China's economic problems are likely to weed out the weaker local businesses, meaning that foreign investors have to be more careful to chose smart local entities to partner with, according to the China Law Blog.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-crisis-highlights-legal-need-to-pick-strong-business-partners-39148568/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08Law firms risk all by emphasis on profits per partners, says professor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-risk-all-by-emphasis-on-profits-per-partners-says-professor-36833910/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clo12.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the many challenges facing the legal profession is 'death from above' through the drive to maximise partner profits, according to University of Tennessee law professor Benjamin Barton.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-risk-all-by-emphasis-on-profits-per-partners-says-professor-36833910/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08Lawyer who made fortune over porn threats charged with fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-who-made-fortune-over-porn-threats-charged-with-fraud-5549567/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago lawyer John L Steele has been charged with eight counts of fraud, dishonesty and improper use of the courts system after allegedly systematically pursuing illegal downloaders of porn, threatening them and then settling cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-who-made-fortune-over-porn-threats-charged-with-fraud-5549567/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08Nigeria legal listing runs to 76 law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nigeria-legal-listing-runs-to-76-law-firms-65298294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/M&A11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Who's Who Legal has mentioned 76 law firms in the seventh edition of its Nigerian listing, highlighting five practices as stand-out firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nigeria-legal-listing-runs-to-76-law-firms-65298294/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08Sharing legal knowledge with clients cited as key to future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sharing-legal-knowledge-with-clients-cited-as-key-to-future-95842118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fac1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Firms need to share legal knowledge or risk losing the trust of their clients, according to Ugur Nedim, principlal at boutique practice Sydney Criminal Lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sharing-legal-knowledge-with-clients-cited-as-key-to-future-95842118/Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:08Efficiency drive cuts costs at CMS<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/efficiency-drive-cuts-costs-at-cms-285805/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eff1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some &pound;72m has been saved by CMS in the UK through moves including its transfer to a state-of-the-art building in London and an outsourcing agreement with Integreon.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/efficiency-drive-cuts-costs-at-cms-285805/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08Bakers blames 4pc drop on currency fluctuations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-blames-4pc-drop-on-currency-fluctuations-82452977/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Glo13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 4% decline in revenues, taking Baker & McKenzie to US$2.43b globally, relates to currency devaluation issues which turned an increase into a fall, according to the firm's chair.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-blames-4pc-drop-on-currency-fluctuations-82452977/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:08Divorce lawyers see Ashley Madison fallout as Christmas in September<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/divorce-lawyers-see-ashley-madison-fallout-as-christmas-in-september-27859871/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Div11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers think the leak of 37m names from the membership list of the Ashley Madison database, an online club aimed at unfaithful spouses, is going to create a boom in divorces this autumn - a 'Christmas in September', according to one practitioner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/divorce-lawyers-see-ashley-madison-fallout-as-christmas-in-september-27859871/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08Killer of DLA Piper associate in Washington DC sentenced to 24 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/killer-of-dla-piper-associate-in-washington-dc-sentenced-to-24-years-7794125/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Was12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The woman who stabbed 30-year old IP lawyer David Messerschmitt to death in a hotel bedroom has been sentenced after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/killer-of-dla-piper-associate-in-washington-dc-sentenced-to-24-years-7794125/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08McKenna Long founder turns back on Dentons merger to set up CC Long<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mckenna-long-founder-turns-back-on-dentons-merger-to-set-up-cc-long-50867693/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/USA13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clay Long, a founder of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has cited conflict of interests with some of his existing clients and will continue to serve long-standing clients which bottle Coca-Cola in new practice CC Long Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mckenna-long-founder-turns-back-on-dentons-merger-to-set-up-cc-long-50867693/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08Trinidad moves towards drone regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trinidad-moves-towards-drone-regulation-78222857/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Trinidad and Tobago has become the latest state to decide to introduce rules stopping the free flight of drones - as a matter of urgency in response to a surge in their use.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trinidad-moves-towards-drone-regulation-78222857/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08Law school sees enrolments drop over 50pc since 2010<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-school-sees-enrolments-drop-over-50pc-since-2010-34585317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sch11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School has seen enrolments fall from 4,000 five years ago to 1,880 this year - an example of widespread falls in numbers across the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-school-sees-enrolments-drop-over-50pc-since-2010-34585317/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08K&L Gates partner duo switch to Morgan Lewis structured finance team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-partner-duo-switch-to-morgan-lewis-structured-finance-team-15568495/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon19.jpg' border='0'/></a>When the two new partners arrive, Morgan Lewis & Bockius will have recruited five partners from K&L Gates to staff its London structured finance group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-partner-duo-switch-to-morgan-lewis-structured-finance-team-15568495/Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:08Lawyer jobs in decline because of AI, says Stanford Uni lecturer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-jobs-in-decline-because-of-ai-says-stanford-uni-lecturer-69846344/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/AI11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyer jobs are vulnerable to the progress of artificial intelligence, according to the author of new title 'Humans need not apply'. Jerry Kaplan is a lecturer on the legal informatics course at Stanford University.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-jobs-in-decline-because-of-ai-says-stanford-uni-lecturer-69846344/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:08US questions the smartness of new entrants to the law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-questions-the-smartness-of-new-entrants-to-the-law-88905319/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/USA13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Both Fortune and Bloomberg Business have run articles in the last few days asking if entrants to the legal profession are becoming dumber.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-questions-the-smartness-of-new-entrants-to-the-law-88905319/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:08Biggest challenge for law firms is finding new customers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biggest-challenge-for-law-firms-is-finding-new-customers-12223805/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Finding new customer is such a challenge for law firms that many have decided to expand their geographic network, according to a research report on Australia and New Zealand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biggest-challenge-for-law-firms-is-finding-new-customers-12223805/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:08Chinese lawyer numbers grow by 20,000 a year<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-lawyer-numbers-grow-by-20000-a-year-6268302/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The total is expected to reach 300,000 by the end of 2015 - but the government says that present levels of professionalism are not high enough.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-lawyer-numbers-grow-by-20000-a-year-6268302/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:08BigLaw names appear on Ashley Madison dating lists<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-names-appear-on-ashley-madison-dating-lists-28049960/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A top legal website claims that Cravath Swaine partner and 'multiple attorneys' at Baker & McKenzie are listed as being among the clients of the Ashely Madison dating agency whose identities have recently been compromised by hackers,http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-names-appear-on-ashley-madison-dating-lists-28049960/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:08Law firm appears at Edinburgh Fringe to discuss fake online reviews<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-appears-at-edinburgh-fringe-to-discuss-fake-online-reviews-59048383/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Edi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Motion, partner in Glasgow and Edinburgh firm bto, is making two appearances in his own show, 'Phoney or False Reviews Online - What Can I Do?', at the Edinburgh Fringe theatre festival.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-appears-at-edinburgh-fringe-to-discuss-fake-online-reviews-59048383/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:08Top Chinese firm moves to reward high-flyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-chinese-firm-moves-to-reward-high-flyers-60308369/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Haiwen, the only top rank Chinese firm to adopt a lock-step remuneration system for partners, has introduced a system which will reward younger lawyers who are in danger of being recruited by rivals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-chinese-firm-moves-to-reward-high-flyers-60308369/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:08Legal departments show vulnerability to phishing attacks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-departments-show-vulnerability-to-phishing-attacks-57414078/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In-house legal units are among the business functions that are 'far more likely to actually open [a phishing] e-mail than all other departments', according to the '2015 Data Breach Investigations Report' from Verizon.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-departments-show-vulnerability-to-phishing-attacks-57414078/Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:08Music giant was run by its lawyers, according to leaked tape<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/music-giant-was-run-by-its-lawyers-according-to-leaked-tape-84229996/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UMG logo.jpg' border='0'/></a>Executives at Universal Music Group have been recorded saying that 'the business has been controlled by lawyers for a long time' in a call released by entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, with whom the Group had been in litigation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/music-giant-was-run-by-its-lawyers-according-to-leaked-tape-84229996/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Vietnam firms create country's first legal alliance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vietnam-firms-create-countrys-first-legal-alliance-80114126/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/vietnam2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five local legal practices in Vietnam have got together to create the LawTeam Alliance - and they expect to announce the arrival of other 'major local law firms' to the group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vietnam-firms-create-countrys-first-legal-alliance-80114126/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Law firms are engaging in shallow innovation, says Novus director<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-are-engaging-in-shallow-innovation-says-novus-director-81429515/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Inn1.jpg' border='0'/></a>After making 'little effort to improve the product while the good times rolled', the legal profession is now creating 'a lot of shallow innovation', according to the director of client solutions at Chicago-based Novus Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-are-engaging-in-shallow-innovation-says-novus-director-81429515/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:08Mayer Brown struggles to retain NQs in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mayer-brown-struggles-to-retain-nqs-in-london-66915108/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon17.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mayer Brown is to retain just 55 per cent of its newly-qualified cohort this autumn - one of the lowest rates announced by London offices this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mayer-brown-struggles-to-retain-nqs-in-london-66915108/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:08Clients on warning as class action numbers double in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clients-on-warning-as-class-action-numbers-double-in-australia-69372974/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cou14.jpg' border='0'/></a>An increasing number of litigation funders has made class actions easier to bring, according to research from King & Wood Mallesons, meaning that many more businesses could be vulnerable.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clients-on-warning-as-class-action-numbers-double-in-australia-69372974/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Legal profession moves en masse into app design<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-profession-moves-en-masse-into-app-design-89323365/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/iphone_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Large and small law firms are working on their own client technology innovations, including the creation of apps, according to Lawyers Weekly in Australia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-profession-moves-en-masse-into-app-design-89323365/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Law firms given platform to share cyber threat information<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-given-platform-to-share-cyber-threat-information-67297191/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/technology platforms.jpg' border='0'/></a>Over 180 law firms including Davis Polk & Wardwell have applied to join the platform, which will be known as the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-given-platform-to-share-cyber-threat-information-67297191/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Big Four Japanese firm opens fourth domestic office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/big-four-japanese-firm-opens-fourth-domestic-office-11879388/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Japan map.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, the Tokyo-based practice whose clients include Panasonic and Sanyo Electronics, is to open a three-lawyer base in Nagoya in September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/big-four-japanese-firm-opens-fourth-domestic-office-11879388/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-5094269/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oil well crop.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-5094269/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08Arab Bank settles terror financing suit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/arab-bank-settles-terror-financing-suit-85040104/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bombed building.jpg' border='0'/></a>Arab Bank has agreed to settle a class action litigation by 297 victims of terrorism, days before an unprecedented damages trial was due to begin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/arab-bank-settles-terror-financing-suit-85040104/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:08Multinationals count the cost of Tianjin explosion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/multinationals-count-the-cost-of-tianjin-explosion-17794022/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tianjin.jpg' border='0'/></a>Multinationals are counting the cost of the explosion in the Chinese port city of Tianjin last week, with rating agency Fitch declaring on August 18 that the insurance bill could reach US$1.5bn. The blasts killed 114 people and injured more than 700.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/multinationals-count-the-cost-of-tianjin-explosion-17794022/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:08EC extends deadline in Google antitrust case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ec-extends-deadline-in-google-antitrust-case-98346964/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/google_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Google has been given two weeks longer to respond to a European Commission antitrust charge that the search engine giant 'abused its dominant position' to promote its online shopping services and mobile phone software.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ec-extends-deadline-in-google-antitrust-case-98346964/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:08Legal profession cited as example of brutal environment by NY Times<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-profession-cited-as-example-of-brutal-environment-by-ny-times-28170727/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/overworked.jpg' border='0'/></a>A New York Times article inspired by employee unhappiness at Amazon describes the legal sector as 'one of the most brutal' regarding employee commitment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-profession-cited-as-example-of-brutal-environment-by-ny-times-28170727/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08US law firms worried by lack of skills among law students<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-worried-by-lack-of-skills-among-law-students-93289294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off16.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only 5 per cent of recruiting partners and associates believe that law school graduates have enough practical skills to carry out the work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-worried-by-lack-of-skills-among-law-students-93289294/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08Regulator accused of abuse of power over lawyer's appointment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-accused-of-abuse-of-power-over-lawyers-appointment-79054425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Czech map.jpg' border='0'/></a>The head of the Czech Energy Regulatory Office (ERU) has been accused by the police of breach of trust and abuse of power in relation to the appointment of her deputy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-accused-of-abuse-of-power-over-lawyers-appointment-79054425/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:08Kramer Levin sanctioned by court over unprofessional conduct<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kramer-levin-sanctioned-by-court-over-unprofessional-conduct-90835783/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/litigation3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Delaware chancery court has sanctioned Kramer Levin, after one of its lawyers instructed a colleague in his firm to not answer 75 questions when acting as a witness in a case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kramer-levin-sanctioned-by-court-over-unprofessional-conduct-90835783/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08Gibson Dunn makes progress on Petrobras internal investigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gibson-dunn-makes-progress-on-petrobras-internal-investigation-54569782/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Petrobras logo.jpg' border='0'/></a>There is now media speculation that the energy company will come in for the biggest corruption penalties ever levied, once all internal and external inquiries are completed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gibson-dunn-makes-progress-on-petrobras-internal-investigation-54569782/Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:08Rajah & Tann follows A&O in launching contract lawyer service<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rajah--tann-follows-ao-in-launching-contract-lawyer-service-10838052/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/offices2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore-headquartered Rajah & Tann is launching a contract lawyer business. It will begin through a network of the firm's own alumni, who will work as in-house freelance legal advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rajah--tann-follows-ao-in-launching-contract-lawyer-service-10838052/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08Cybersecurity spend expected to grow 38pc in corporates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cybersecurity-spend-expected-to-grow-38pc-in-corporates-18954127/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The increased spend is expected to occur over the next decade, according to a package of information put together by LexisNexis' Business of Law Blog.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cybersecurity-spend-expected-to-grow-38pc-in-corporates-18954127/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08Herbert Smith to introduce flexible working across London teams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/herbert-smith-to-introduce-flexible-working-across-london-teams-20904962/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/flexible working1.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a three-month trial, Herbert Smith Freehills is extending an agile working programme from a group of partners and other fee-earners to cover all its practice groups in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/herbert-smith-to-introduce-flexible-working-across-london-teams-20904962/Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08Korea plans July 2016 opening for European law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/korea-plans-july-2016-opening-for-european-law-firms-92483656/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/korea.jpg' border='0'/></a>A revised draft of proposed laws by the Ministry of Justice will make Korea more fully open to European and American law firms in July 2016 and March 2017, respectively.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/korea-plans-july-2016-opening-for-european-law-firms-92483656/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:08Law firms on verge of demographic crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-on-verge-of-demographic-crisis-64281295/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Boa12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal sector is at the 'beginning of a demographic crisis', with half of the typical client base having been brought in by lawyers aged 60 or over, according to a leading consultant.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-on-verge-of-demographic-crisis-64281295/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:08India's plans to open to foreigners will not include all countries<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indias-plans-to-open-to-foreigners-will-not-include-all-countries-1651828/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india law.jpg' border='0'/></a>In its latest update to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), India has said that it will be open only to foreign lawyers from countries that offer similar treatment to Indian lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indias-plans-to-open-to-foreigners-will-not-include-all-countries-1651828/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:08Indian lawyers live in luxury as firms compete for talent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-lawyers-live-in-luxury-as-firms-compete-for-talent-49759532/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Indian money.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Amarchand Mangaldas split has created a wave of pay hikes and poaching, with big and even mid-sized law firms forced to compete to retain top talent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-lawyers-live-in-luxury-as-firms-compete-for-talent-49759532/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:08Innovative UK law firm doubles trainee investment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/innovative-uk-law-firm-doubles-trainee-investment-10706218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Young_lawyers_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fixed-price firm Riverview Law is to train six existing members of staff under the legal training programme that starts in October, nearly doubling the number of trainees at the practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/innovative-uk-law-firm-doubles-trainee-investment-10706218/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:08Value gap between law firms and clients identified by Seyfarth Shaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/value-gap-between-law-firms-and-clients-identified-by-seyfarth-shaw-75758168/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eff1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The value gap between client and law firm perception is also 'getting bigger', said Stephen Poor, chair of Seyfarth Shaw, at a Bloomberg Big Law Summit recently.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/value-gap-between-law-firms-and-clients-identified-by-seyfarth-shaw-75758168/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:08Amazon CEO blames regulation for holding back drone delivery services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amazon-ceo-blames-regulation-for-holding-back-drone-delivery-services-17189359/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos says that drone delivery will be 'as common as seeing a mail truck', but that regulation is a bigger obstacle in getting to that point than technology.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amazon-ceo-blames-regulation-for-holding-back-drone-delivery-services-17189359/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:08CC head of banking in Germany leaves for Latham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-head-of-banking-in-germany-leaves-for-latham-60966658/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Alexandra Hageluken, head of banking and capital markets at Clifford Chance in Germany, has become the third German CC partner to join Latham & Watkins this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-head-of-banking-in-germany-leaves-for-latham-60966658/Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:08Napoli Bern to split as partners settle bitter litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-to-split-as-partners-settle-bitter-litigation-18459594/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 40-lawyer New York practice that advised victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks will be reborn as two firms, after the name partners agreed to settle proceedings over alleged financial irregularities and ethical misconduct.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/napoli-bern-to-split-as-partners-settle-bitter-litigation-18459594/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:08Law firms expand in booming Texas<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-expand-in-booming-texas-76988355/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Texas Flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>According to an analysis conducted with Leopard Solutions' Firmscape, 11 firms opened one or more new offices in Texas in the past year, with six in Dallas, three in Houston and two in Austin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-expand-in-booming-texas-76988355/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:08Boutiques function as development lab for BigLaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/boutiques-function-as-development-lab-for-biglaw-53102715/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Large firms are watching and learning from the techniques of boutiques, including fixed fees, brand promotion, flexible working and innovation, according to Laura Vickers, principal of Nest Legal in Australia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/boutiques-function-as-development-lab-for-biglaw-53102715/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:08Lending boost to law firms as record debt taken on for expansion in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lending-boost-to-law-firms-as-record-debt-taken-on-for-expansion-in-uk-29724727/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UK14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bank lending to UK law firms has jumped 28 per cent in the last five years to &pound;7.35bn, as the practices seek to expand, retain key people and develop IT, according to finance provider LDF.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lending-boost-to-law-firms-as-record-debt-taken-on-for-expansion-in-uk-29724727/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:08IP teams lead Australian firms on growth expectations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-teams-lead-australian-firms-on-growth-expectations-2993770/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Businessman.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are facing 'really tough' short-term conditions, but 86 per cent of them are expecting to see a growth in their intellectual property work, according to research from the Commonwealth Bank's Legal Market Pulse survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-teams-lead-australian-firms-on-growth-expectations-2993770/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:08Chinese GC fears arrest in US federal investigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-gc-fears-arrest-in-us-federal-investigation-68158524/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/handcuffs.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has asked a judge to show 'mercy' to the GC of one of its clients. The judge ordered the GC to come to the US, despite fears he will be arrested in an investigation into a violation of the embargo against the Iranian regime.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-gc-fears-arrest-in-us-federal-investigation-68158524/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:08India hopes to shake out fake lawyers in early 2016 verification plan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-hopes-to-shake-out-fake-lawyers-in-early-2016-verification-plan-16434492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only a fortnight after it was estimated that 30 per cent of Indian lawyers are fake, it has emerged that there is no reliable data and that it will take at least six months to set up and run a verification process.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-hopes-to-shake-out-fake-lawyers-in-early-2016-verification-plan-16434492/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:08U.S. drone rules expected to be in place for early 2016<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-drone-rules-expected-to-be-in-place-for-early-2016-97668401/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro15.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. is expected to have regulations in place to cover small drones early next year, as the issue becomes a matter of urgency as their use becomes more prolific.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-drone-rules-expected-to-be-in-place-for-early-2016-97668401/Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:08Dentons gets drones boost by recruiting top US regulator<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-gets-drones-boost-by-recruiting-top-us-regulator-35088808/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Drone7.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the rest of the world awaits the launch of US drone regulations to kickstart the sector, Dentons has recruited the man most involved in the area on the government side.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-gets-drones-boost-by-recruiting-top-us-regulator-35088808/Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:08Dechert pays $2.4m to settle 10-year dispute over Coudert partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dechert-pays-$24m-to-settle-10-year-dispute-over-coudert-partners-45202653/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new_york_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dechert has agreed to end a dispute relating to 11 partners who were recruited from Coudert Brothers a month after it announced it was applying for bankruptcy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dechert-pays-$24m-to-settle-10-year-dispute-over-coudert-partners-45202653/Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:08Baker & McKenzie takes top spot in Asia Pacific brand rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-takes-top-spot-in-asia-pacific-brand-rankings-37231534/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/brand1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie's deep roots in Asia and strong connections to the US are two of the main reasons that the practice retained its top position in the rankings by brand specialist Acritas.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-takes-top-spot-in-asia-pacific-brand-rankings-37231534/Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:08Over 40pc of top UK firms supply doctors in offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/over-40pc-of-top-uk-firms-supply-doctors-in-offices-31488866/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/doctor_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>With over four in ten leading UK law firms offering medical consultations with a doctor in the office, nearly two in ten also bring dentists in to look after the well being of their partners and staff.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/over-40pc-of-top-uk-firms-supply-doctors-in-offices-31488866/Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:08Bank of America criticises Akin Gump over fee levels<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bank-of-america-criticises-akin-gump-over-fee-levels-14675362/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fees1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fees of US$994,000 run up by Akin Gump have been criticised as being 'excessive and unreasonable' by the bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bank-of-america-criticises-akin-gump-over-fee-levels-14675362/Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:08Lawyer defending hacker claims tech giants guilty for cybercrime<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-defending-hacker-claims-tech-giants-guilty-for-cybercrime-35842675/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hacking2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A criminal defence solicitor has argued that the public should focus on why technology companies are selling products and services unfit for purpose, rather than blaming hackers for the rise in cybercrime.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-defending-hacker-claims-tech-giants-guilty-for-cybercrime-35842675/Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:08Dentons in merger talks with 80-lawyer London firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-in-merger-talks-with-80-lawyer-london-firm-41880066/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (36)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons Dacheng, the world's largest law firm, is understood to be in discussions with London practice Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, whose revenue dropped 13 per cent over the last financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-in-merger-talks-with-80-lawyer-london-firm-41880066/Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:08Quindell scandal could put halt to Canadian moves on ABSs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quindell-scandal-could-put-halt-to-canadian-moves-on-abss-73378180/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/scales.jpg' border='0'/></a>Problems attaching to listed law firms, particularly Quindell and Slater & Gordon (which has bought the Quindell legal business), could put paid for the time being on moves to open up the market through Alternative Business Structures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quindell-scandal-could-put-halt-to-canadian-moves-on-abss-73378180/Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:08King & Spalding recruits healthcare team from DLA in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spalding-recruits-healthcare-team-from-dla-in-the-us-35662856/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Saramento map.jpg' border='0'/></a>An eight-lawyer, California-based team is poised to leave DLA Piper and to open a base for King & Spalding in Sacramento in September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spalding-recruits-healthcare-team-from-dla-in-the-us-35662856/Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:08Mayer Brown follows energy work to open in Mexico<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mayer-brown-follows-energy-work-to-open-in-mexico-57581775/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mexico City (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Announcing its opening in Mexico City, the international firm says it is solidifying 'its position as a market leader in connection with Mexico's energy reform'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mayer-brown-follows-energy-work-to-open-in-mexico-57581775/Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:08Dentons agrees to train Ross the robot in legal research<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-agrees-to-train-ross-the-robot-in-legal-research-99122919/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/robot (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons is one of a number of US-based law firms which have agreed to train a robot developed by the University of Toronto to carry out basic legal research, scanning documents and case law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-agrees-to-train-ross-the-robot-in-legal-research-99122919/Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:08Littler follows energy boom to open in Austin, Texas<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/littler-follows-energy-boom-to-open-in-austin-texas-5660085/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Austen.jpg' border='0'/></a>Littler, the employment law firm, is opening a new office in Austin - which it describes as 'one of the nation's most dynamic and growing cities' - by relocating three of its shareholders from Dallas.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/littler-follows-energy-boom-to-open-in-austin-texas-5660085/Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:08